Simon Muzenda School Of Arts, Culture And Heritage Studies

Department of History, Archaeology and Development Studies

About the Department

The Department is divided into 6 sections that is, Archeology, Heritage Studies, Museum Studies, History, Economic History and Development Studies. The Department offers Masters programmes namely MA in African History and MA in Development Studies. These Masters programmes aim to prepare students for Doctoral studies.

Department Staff


 Dr. J.A. Dzimbanhete

DLitt & Phil [UFH, 2011], MA (African History) [UZ, 1996], BA Joint Hons, [UZ, 1987], Grad DE [UZ, 1987]

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Research Interests

Liberation War, Military History


SECRETARY – Ms.  S. Mtembwa

ND (Secretarial Studies) [Masvingo Polytechnic, 2013], NC (Secretarial Studies) [Masvingo Polytechnic, 2007]

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Duration Entry Requirements
Four (4) years


Normal Entry

Applicants should be holders of at least 5 ‘O’ levels at Grade C or better, including English Language plus at least 2 ‘A’ levels passes.

Special Entry

a)At least 5 0’Level passes at Grade C or better including English Language.

b)Holders of relevant Diplomas and relevant working experience as well as recommendation letter from the employer or other referees will also be considered



Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in History
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Archaelogy. (HARC)
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Archaeology, Museums and Heritage Studies
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Development Studies


Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Heritage studies


Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Museum Studies


Master of Arts  in Development Studies One and a half  (1½)years  Applicants must hold an appropriate Honours Degree with a minimum of a 2.2 degree class pass.


Master of Arts in African History One and a half  (1½)years Applicants must hold an appropriate Honours Degree with a minimum of a 2.2 degree class pass.






Dr. S. Dombo


PhD, UKNZ (2014)

MA History, UZ (2009)

BA Special Honours History, UZ (2007)

BA General, UZ (2005)


Media Histories Land Reform;

Politics and Region;

Entertainment Histories

Dr. S. Maravanyika PhD (History)[ UP, 2014]

MA (African Economic History) [ UZ ,2004]

BA Hons (Economic History) [UZ, 2001]


Commodities Histories (Cotton);

Natural Resources Management Conservation;

Colonial Agricultural History

Dr. B. Tavuyanago Dphil ( History) [ UP, 2016]

MA (African History) [ UZ ,2002]

Grad CE [UZ, 1987]

BA Hons (History)  [UZ ,1985] Indigenous Minority Communities of Zimbabwe;

African Environmental History with  specific reference to National Parks


Dr. F. Duri PhD (History)  [Wits,2012]

MA( African History) [ UZ ,1999]

Grad CE [ UZ,1988]

BA Hons (African Experience) [ UZ ,1986] Survival dynamics of marginalised people
Dr. N. Marongwe PhD (African History)[ UWC, 2012]

MA (African History) [ MSU ,2006]

BA (History , War & Strategic Studies) [UZ ,1996]

PGDE [ MSU, 2002]


Post-colonial African Governance;

Violence and Terrorism;

Justice, Human Rights and Democracy

Dr. T. Musindo DPhil (Archaeology) [Pretoria, 2017)

MSc (GIS & Spatial Analysis in Archaeology)  [UCL ,2010]

BA Honours Archaeology, UZ (2005)

BA Archaeology , Shona, UZ (2004) Computer Applications in Archaeology and Heritage Management;

Archaeology of Complex Societies

Mrs. N. Mazuru MSc (Development Studies) [WUA, 2012]

Post Graduate Diploma (Child Sensitive Social Policies) [WUA, 2016]

BA (History, Philosophy & Religious Studies) [ GZU ,2010] Development induced displacements and Development;

Gender and Development;

Children and development


Mr. J. Hlongwana MA (African History) [ MSU ,2007]

BA Hons (History) [ UNISA ,2004]

BA [ UNISA ,2001]

Dip Educ.[BTS ,1992] Borderland Studies;

Agrarian Studies

Mr. D. Mugodzwa MA [UZ,1996]

BA Hons [UZ,1986]

Grad C.E[ UZ, 1988]


Environmental History
Mr. T. Muguti MA (African Economic History) [UZ,2002]

Grad C.E [UZ, 1992]

BA Hons  (Economic History) [UZ , 1986] Indigenous Knowledge Systems with specific reference to African; Traditional Medicine;

Human Rights and Democracy;

Topical Issues on current Contemporary African Issues

Mr. D. Tobias MA (African History) [ MSU ,2008]

PGDE [ZOU, 2002]

BA [UZ,1998] Land and Development;

Democracy and Human Rights

Mr. I. Makanyisa MA (History) [ MSU ,2008]

Grad C.E [ UZ , 2002]

BA (History) [ UZ,1997] Development induced displacements;

Disaster management;

Disability Issues

Mr. M. Phiri MA( Developments Studies) [MSU, 2015]

BA (History & Development Studies) [MSU, 2006] Development issues, youth and development; Unemployment; Entrepreneurship
Mr. P. Maruta MA( Developments Studies) [MSU, 2015]

BA (History & Development Studies) [MSU, 2006] Political affairs, democracy and human rights
Mr. L. Machiridza MA (Archaeology)[ UP ,2012]

BA Special Hons (Archaeology) [ UZ ,2005]

BA [ UZ ,2004] Historical archaeology of the Rozvi;

Liberation Heritage of Zimbabwe;

Archaeology and ethnicity;

Landscape archaeology

Ms. G. Tevera MA (Heritage Studies)[ UW ,2015]

BA Hons (Archaeology, Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies) [ MSU , 2011) Marketing of Arts and Culture;

Entrepreneurship for the Heritage Industry;

Public Relations for Heritage Industry;

Public Archaeology;

Museum Communication

Mrs. C. Gwirayi MA (African Languages & Culture) [MSU ,2015]

MEd (Educational Psychology)[ MSU ,2010]

BA (African Languages &  Culture with Education)  [MSU , 2005] Culture;


Indigenous Knowledge systems

Mr. H. Chiwaura MA (Heritage Studies)[ UZ, 2007]

Post Graduate Dip ( Care of Collections & Heritage Management)[ UON ,2004]

BA (Archaeology, Economic History & Shona)[ UZ ,1996]




Community Participation;

Heritage Management;

Memory and Tourism

Mr. F. Muchemwa BA  Hons (Archaeology, Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies) [MSU, 2009] Culture;

Heritage Management

Mr. T. Mubaya MA (Heritage Studies)[ UZ ,2005]

BA Hons( Philosophy) [ UZ ,2001] Heritage Management;

Community Participation;

Museum Issues


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